Happy Holidays from cold ~ for us! ~ rainy Phoenix.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful, warm, safe, happy, joyful and festive Christmas ~ or Hanukah, Kwanza, or December 25th.
I didn't get a chance to write or send any Christmas cards this year, but I do want to pass along a wonderful "thought" about Christmas cards that I would like to share.
I have a list of friends I know, all written in a book, and every year at Christmas time I go and take a look. And that is when I realize that these names are a part, not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone whose path has touched mine and then left such a print of friendship that I want to touch again. And while it sounds a little silly for me to make this claim, I really feel we are composed of each remembered name.
So never think my Christmas cards are a mere routine of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between. For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you, it's because you're on the list of friends I'm forever indebted to.
And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew that the biggest gift that life can give is meeting friends like you. So may the spirit of Christmas that forever will endure leave its richest blessings in the hearts of you and yours.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
(And, no, this isn't Rosie... as much as she likes to sleep, she never cooperates when I have a camera around. She knows there's a biscuit in it for her at some point.)